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Rumour Mill-Weekend Shenanigans

The Clarets have been linked with a move for Wrexham Welsh Under 21 international, Neil Taylor. The 21 year old is a left-sided defender or midfielder who signed professionally for Wrexham in July 2007 after coming through their youth system.

He signed a contract extension in March 2008 keeping him at the Racecourse ground until 2010.

Most Clarets fans will be wondering though if a player plying his trade in the Conference could make the grade at Championship level.

In terms of players leaving Turf Moor, Clarets fans can only now wait and see who swoops in the summer to take our most valuable assets.

With Burnley now relegated to the Championship, we will be vulnerable to losing a number of key players. Barry Kilby is trying to make the right noises:

'I want to keep a strong as squad as possible to allow us to challenge again next. We don't have to sell players. Often in the past we have had to sell to balance the books and that is one big plus when we go into negotiations with players'

Fine words but when you know Chris Eagles will not want to play in the Championship and has already been getting the attention of other Premier League sides, you know it will be an uphill battle to keep such players.

Everton,Spurs and newly promoted, West Brom have all been linked with the former Manchester United midfielder. The Daily Mail now claims Owen Coyle is also targeting Chris Eagles as well as our top striker, Steven Fletcher.

Steven Fletcher appears to be another of our players catching the eye of Premier League managers. It is believed Bolton are prepared to offer the Clarets a pathetic £3 million for Fletcher, exactly the amount Owen Coyle paid Hibernian to bring the Scottish international to Turf Moor last summer.

Alan Nixon on Sunday though suggested Birmingham have also now entered the race with Alex Mcleish prepared to test the water with an initial £4 million bid.

Fletcher is one player who has not made any statements about his future in advance of the Clarets being relegated despite it being on the cards for some weeks now. It would be hard to imagine though, he would not be tempted to further his career in the top flight in Europe rather than risk his chances in the Championship.

If we are to lose our players, it would certainly be preferable to lose them to any club other than Bolton. I think Clarets fans have had enough of Coyle for one season


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday April 26 2010
Time: 6:55PM

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I'll feel a lot more comfortable when we start being linked with players we know can do a job in the Championship!
turfmanphil
26/04/2010 18:59:00
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Eagles - If you want to go - please go. You have not consistently done enough to warrant a place in a Burnley side, if you think you can do better elsewhere - please do.
Claretdale
26/04/2010 19:21:00
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Agree with that 100% Dale.
VinRogue
26/04/2010 19:43:00
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I'd like to know who will be the manager in the Championship before we do anything after seeing Kilby interviews and comments coming from the Club Its in the balance whether Laws is going to be the manager. One player I'd like to see next season is Jack Cork but Its whether chelsea wants him to play in the Championship.
Fedupclaret
26/04/2010 20:02:00
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Agree 'Fedup', Jack Cork on loan for the season would be a cracking signing if we can get him. Just get the feeling that, as you suggest, Chelsea will want him to play Premier league where he hasnt looked out of his depth. Also agree that the comments from BK were far from confirming that Laws will remain as Burnley manager next season.
claretdale
26/04/2010 20:50:00
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You sure about that re Laws,Dale? "We will sit down at the end of the season and discuss Brian's plans and our plans," Kilby told BBC 5 Live. "It's a two-way conversation but Brian is our manager and I've no plans to change that."
turfmanphil
26/04/2010 21:01:00
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Rumour has it that Laws had a clause in his contract that he had to get so many points in the Premier and he hasn't hit that yet! and could hinge on the last two games whether he could be released or not. It's the rumour going round here and since this is the rumour mill I thought I would through it in ;-)
8clarets8
26/04/2010 21:18:00
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Throw it in*
8clarets8
26/04/2010 21:29:00
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All I am basing my comments on Phil is what I saw in the interview with Barry Kilby on MOTD2. To my mind, if Barry was certain that Laws was to stay on as manager, he would have said as much last night. I think he gave the answer he did because their is still a decision to be made. I could of course be wrong :-)
claretdale
26/04/2010 21:53:00
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I hope you are right because I think Laws is in a precarious position. He will never be accepted by the fans unless we start going bananas next season and that surely is a big ask if his win ratio and performance at Shef Wed is owt to go by? Any bad run and it will be Cotts all over again and this time the gaffer wont even have any successful period behind him to argue his case
turfmanphil
26/04/2010 22:00:00
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